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25th Annual SoCalBio Conference

 October 26, 2023 – October 27, 2023 | Westin Long Beach
333 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

This year, the SoCalBio Conference will feature:

  • About 30 emerging, pre-screened, and mentored bioscience companies,
  • High-quality keynote presentations touching on market and technology trends,
  • Plenary sessions
  • Ample opportunities for networking
  • VC one-on-one sessions

Past Conferences Program


Day 1, October 26, 2023

5:00 PM

Registration Start

Cocktail Reception and Networking

7:00 PMDinner
7:50 PMWelcoming Remarks and Acknowledging Sponsors
8:00 PMHonoring the SoCalBio Innovation Catalyst Program Members
8:15 PMKeynote Speaker
8:45 PMDay one adjournment

Day 2, October 27, 2023

7:00 AMBreakfast & Sponsor Display Set up
8:00 AMSoCalBio Welcoming remarks
8:10 AMKeynote Presentations:
This Keynote will provide a comparative assessment of the health of the bioscience industry in the Greater Los Angeles Metro Region. From capital investments to research & development, the TEConomy speaker will highlight the impact of the bioscience industry across the region’s innovation system, its growing importance to the Greate Los Angeles economy, and SoCalBio’s historical role in ensuring the future of the industry and its role as an economic driver in the region.Ryan Helwig, Principal, TEConomy
9:00 AMBreak
9:15 AMAI Innovations in Life Science
10:00 AM

Emerging Trends and Funding Opportunities in Femtech


  • Felicia Hsu, M.D. – Investor | BOLD Capital


  • Julie Hakim – Assistant Professor @ Baylor University; Co-Founder of FemTech Focus
  • Naseem Sayani – Co-Founder & Managing Director | Emmeline Venture
  • Anula Jayasuriya – Founder & Managing Director | EXXclaim Capital
10:45 AMBreak
11:00 AMEmerging Company Presentations
 Track 1Track 2
Scorpido: Plasmonic Nanobubble Laser Endoscope to instantly detect and destroy cancer.
SynovaLife: develops medical devices and methodologies to harvest the body’s power to treat the symptoms associated with degenerative conditions.
Acatechol: Prevent infections with bioinspired germicidal surfaces.
Vessl Prosthetics: An automatically adjusting prosthetic socket that is pain and hassle-free to empower amputee mobility.
More TBA
CDR3 Therapeutics: Improved Gene delivery for making T-cells for CAR Therapies.
Sayenza BioSciences: Automating the processing of fat tissue to create injectable stemcells for limitless regenerative medicine applications
CellEcho Biotechnologies: Faster/more cost-effective method of immunotherapy modifications
GeneXell: CDMO for biologics for next gen medicines and cell therapies (biomimetic reactors)
Angel City Bio: target therapies to the intestine and liver using a platform drug delivery system
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12:30 PMLunch & Networking
2:00 PMEmerging Company Presentations
 Track 1Track 2
Thimble: Patches/compliance soln for needle pain
Oculotix: AI-based tool to match intraocular lens and patients
AI Vali: AIDRA platform, Endoscopy for imaging
App4Independence: App to help serve mental health issues therapeutic compliance EHR and data collection targeting Mexico/Latin America
More TBA
Pace Diagnostics: Rapid diagnostic for TB and Lung Cancer
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3:30 PMInvesting in Health Innovation
5:00 PMClosing Cocktail Reception 
7:00 PMConference Adjourns